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AleSmith Decadence 2009



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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
AleSmith Decadence is a dark Weizenbock featuring malted wheat and a unique German yeast. A complex blend of rich, dark fruit flavors and a yeast derived spiciness create a deliciously balanced beer. Dark ruby hues and smooth full-bodied mouthfeel are highlighted in this classic Bavarian style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
Rating 1300! Bottle at home, from my Maudite glass. Pours deep clear brown, with a red flash; 1-finger tan head, spotty soft lacing. Nose is spicy wheat, red fruit, plums. Flavours of tobacco, leather, prunes, black walnuts, tar, berries. Killer brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koelschtrinker (14128) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 7, 2011
Malzig-würziger Antrunk auf hohem Niveau. Bananig, trocken, steigendes Malz, das einen süßlichen Unterton hat. Vollmundig, geringe Herbe. Das Malz ist durchgängig stärkstes Aroma und gefällt dabei absolut, das Bier ist cremig, vollmundig und komplex gleichzeitig. Die Bananigkeit fährt zurück, die Hopfigkeit steigt dagegen deutlich. Hefig, man schmeckt den Alkohol heraus, er stört aber nicht. Runder komplexer Weizenbock, der ganz oben mitspielt! 12/13/12/14/12/13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11706) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2011
bottle at mikkeller, clear amber, smooth offwhite head. Aroma is very delicately dark fruity, light, wheat, flowers, berries. Very very nice balanced aroma. Raisins. Flavor is dark fruits, raisins, pear, malts, very well balanced, fantastic weizenbock

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6256) - Utah, USA - OCT 20, 2011
750ml bottle from footbalm, thanks man
Appearance: Pours clear dark ruby with a medium sized beige head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, dark ripe fruit and sweet caramel
Taste: Toasted malts, sweet caramel, raisins, sugar and some hot alcohols
Nice, very sweet

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2071) - DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle, Thx very much Plovmand ! ....pours black with medium off white head.... the aroma is rasins, dark fruits, roasted malt, the flavor is roastey, dark fruits, banana,vanillia and some alcohol finish.....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7186) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours almost black with a big steady creamy beige head leaving steady curtains at the glass. The aroma is quite malty and somewhat fruity. Sweet caramel, berries and the alcohol is lightly profound. The flavour is heavy malty and caramelish with wheat, banana and dark fruit. Light licorice and light coffee. Quite creamy textured. Long sweet fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5235) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Deep dark brown coloured body with a hazy, muddy brown and ruby glow, all with a relatively thin tan and light-brown head. Aroma of strong alcohol, malt, pit fruits, earth, nuts and a decent amount of yeast. Pungent full-bodied; Strong yeast and alcohol flavours dominate with a lot of wheat and malt, prunes, pears and some spices touching as well. Aftertaste is potent and deep with the fruit and alcohol taking centre stage - a earthy bit at the end and some nuttiness noticeable, but the alcohol and pit fruits dominate. Overall, a nice and pungent beer with good flavours abound and a sweet, yet strong finish. I sampled this 75 cL bottle complete with gold top, purchased from the Olive Tree MarketPlace in San Diego, California on 09-February-2011 sampled camping in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia in July 2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (827) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
From a bomber. Maple color with thin tan head. Nose is very winey and grapey. Taste follows the nose and is very dry. Not sweet enough for my liking but a modest beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (10034) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle from Bevmo! in Greenbrae. The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium thick beige head that recedes steadily. Strong banana aroma with notes of caramel malt and yeast behind it. Medium to full body with flavors of bananas and dark fruit primarily, plus bready malt, yeast and spices. The finish is fruity with a lingering dark malt aftertaste. Good beer through and through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Pours a brown sugar color, with plenty of carbonation. Aroma of malt and chocolate and bananas. This beer has plenty of carbonation, but it somehow balances perfectly with the rich malt flavor, hints of chocolate and banana (the perfect amount), and somehow finishes perfectly dry and leaves you amazed and wanting more. This one was a great birthday treat.

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